Brownlees Russet Miniature M27 Apple trees
This tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting.
Not one of the most well known of Russet apples, this 1848 introduction remains for the connoisseur but has superb eating qualities that might endear it to the more adventurous planter.
Brownlees Russet M27 Apple tree – Season:
Brownlees Russet should be picked mid October and can then be used from store until the new year, sometimes later.
Brownlees Russet Apple - appearance:
Small to medium sized circular, medium green variably covered with golden brown russet patches. Sometimes has a slight silvery sheen.
Brownlees Russet apple trees – flavour:
Intense with plenty of acidity and balancing sweetness. Has been likened to pear drops. At it’s best wonderfully and distinctively flavoured.
Predominantly a dessert apple but, as with most Russets, also suits some savoury fresh applications such as salads.
Cropping & Growth
Moderate vigour and normally a good cropper. Suits all growing methods.
Brownlees Russet - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes.